Charles Rimel Craun, 86 of Winchester, VA passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022.
Charles was born September 7, 1935 in Augusta County, VA to the late Ethel Naomi Rimel Craun and Charles Randolph Craun. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Communications from DeVry University and served our country in both the Army National Guard and Air National Guard, the latter of which was his love. Charles was owner/operator of Valley Two – Way, Inc. of Winchester for over 40 years. Prior to owning his business, he worked for Quick Music Company, Strasburg, VA. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Strasburg Moose Lodge, and a founding and lifetime member of the Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. Charles was a man of few words, but when he did speak it was always profound.
He married Lois Rebecca Himelright on February 3, 1958 in Hagerstown, MD. He was a role model who exemplified care, love, and faith which he demonstrated continuously throughout his 63 years of marriage.
Charles had many hobbies and excelled at them all. He built beautiful rocking horses for his great-grandchildren and furniture for his grandchildren, as well as restoring pedal cars – for which he had a vast collection. Throughout Charles’ life he was a mentor to many and he supported many charitable causes.
Charles is survived by his wife, Lois, daughter, Tammy “Tami” Craun Brown (Jerry), and son, Randolph “Randy” Craun (Debbie) all of Winchester; grandchildren, Heather Brown Lester (Kyle) of Columbus, OH, Alexandra “Xandra” Brown Taylor (Brandon) of Stephens City, VA, Gabriella “Bella” Craun Quagliano (Johnny), and Trilby Rebecca Brown (fiancé, Patrick Lawall), all of Winchester; great-grandchildren, Emerson James Lester, Brinley Grace Taylor, Henry Alexander Taylor, and Declan Benjamin Lester; and brother, William “Bill” Craun (Rebecca) of Strasburg, VA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marcelene Strosnider, and brother-in-law, Jim Strosnider.
A visitation will be held, Friday, January 14, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm with a service the following day, Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11 am, all held at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Gerald “Jerry” Brown, Patrick Lawall, Kyle Lester, John “Johnny” Quagliano, Tony Tandoh, and Brandon Taylor. Honorary pallbearers Clarence “Butch” Curry and Donnie Whitacre.
Memorial contributions in Charles’s memory may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 527 VanFossen St, Winchester, VA 22601, or Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Salem Church Rd, Mt. Sidney, VA 24667.